Tie-dyeing is a way of making cloth
that has many colors. Tie-dyeing is done in many countries, in South America,
India, and China.
To Tie Dye, you will need some plain white cotton
cloth, different colors of fabric dye, some strong rubber bands, and basins of
water or a sink for dyeing. Tie the rubber band around the cloth in different
ways. You can dip the cloth in one color, undo the rubber bands, retie them in
new places, and then dip the cloth again.
Make sure the cloth is dry
before you untie it. You may want to try different designs on small pieces of
Do not take the cloth out of the die until it is a little
darker than the color you want it to be when it is dry. Rinse out the extra dye
under running water, or a big basin. Change the water between rinses. Again,
make sure the cloth is dry before you untie it. To make a wall hanging iron the
cloth and them glue it to a long stick.